Agent Josephine : : American beauty, French hero, British spy

Title Agent Josephine : : American beauty, French hero, British spy
Names Lewis, Damien.
Book Number DB112361
Title Status Active
Medium Digital Book
Annotation "Prior to World War II, Josephine Baker was a music hall diva renowned for her singing and dancing, her beauty and sexuality; she was the most highly-paid female performer in Europe. When the Nazis seized her adopted city, Paris, she was banned from the stage, along with all 'negroes and Jews'. Yet, instead of returning to America, she vowed to stay and to fight the Nazi evil. Overnight she went from performer to Resistance spy. In Agent Josephine best-selling author Damien Lewis uncovers this little known history of the famous singer's life. During the years of the war, as a member of the French Nurse paratroopers-a cover for her spying work-she participated in numerous clandestine activities and emerged as formidable spy. In turn, she was a hero of the three countries in whose name she served: the US, the nation of her birth; France, the land that embraced her during her adult career; and Britain, the country from which she took her orders, as one of London's most closely-guarded special agents. Baker's secret war embodies a tale of unbounded courage, passion, devotion and sacrifice, and of deep and bitter tragedy, fueled by her own desire to combat the rise of Nazism, and to fight for all that is good and right in the world. Drawing on a plethora of new historical material and rigorous research, including previously undisclosed letters and journals, Lewis upends the conventional story of Josephine Baker, revealing that her mark on history went far beyond the confines of the stage." -- Provided by publisher. -- Unrated. Commercial audiobook.
Local Subject Unrated - UR
Male Narrator - MN
LC Subject African American women dancers - France - Biography
Spies - France - Biography
Women spies - France - Biography
World War, 1939-1945 - Secret service - France
World War, 1939-1945 - Underground movements - France
World War, 1939-1945 - Women - France - Biography
World War, 1939-1945 - France - African Americans - Biography
France - History - German occupation, 1940-1945
Notes ENG
Unrated. NLS/BPD
Call Number 792.8028092 B ANF
Language English
Released 2022
Publication Info Washington, D.C. : National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library of Congress, 2022
Original Publication Reissue of: New York, NY : Hachette Audio, 2022. 9781549193132
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